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Known for its vibrant communities and packed calendar of events, The Murray plays host to a whole host of high profile events throughout the year. Join in the fun and frivolity at music and food and wine festivals, sporting events and art exhibitions.

Mildura

Travel up to Mildura early in the year for the Murray River International Music Festival and the Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival and catch some of the creative energy buzzing around this art-loving town. For the literary types, the Mildura Writers Festival in July is a must. September brings the Mildura Country Music Festival, Australia's biggest showcase of independent country music artists. The Mildura Jazz, Food and Wine Festival in November combines the best of Australian modern and traditional jazz with the opportunity to sample the region's fine wines. Lastly, the biennial Mildura Palimpsest is a visual arts event that promotes artists' engagement with the cultural and natural environment of the Mildura and Murray Darling region.

Rev it up

Take the opportunity to catch some of the country's big names alongside local heroes at The Riverboats Music Festival, held beside the river each February in Echuca-Moama. Blues lover? Bring your harp and guitar and head along to the Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival in July.

Feel the need for speed? Take things up a notch with an Easter visit to the Mildura 100 Ski Race competition or the Club Marine Southern 80 in February, the largest waterskiing race in the world with over 40,000 spectators.

In the pond, on the greens

In December, try your luck at the Cod Opening Classic, Australia's largest inland fresh water fishing competition or head to Corowa for the Murray Golf Masters, held over three days and attracting the best amateur golfers in the region.

For a bit of a exercise and a whole lot of fun, sign up for the Massive Murray River paddle. This popular local event has been running since 1969 and covers a distance of 404km over five days.

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Sports

Lake Hume Cycle Challenge

Please save the date for one of the best weekends cycling in the breathtakingly beautiful Albury region, passing by the impressive body of water that...

25 Feb 2017

Sports

Swan Hill Trots

The Swan Hill Trotting Club boasts one of the fastest harness racing tracks in Australia. The trots is a family friendly sport and always welcomes...

18 Jan 2017
15 Feb 2017
1 Mar 2017
25 Apr 2017

Community

Chiltern Cancer Cruise

A unique event dedicated to the memory of local resident John Jamison. This is a car and bike show with a difference. Please bring your car or bike...

Until 8 Apr 2018

Community

Nathalia Lions Club - Poultry Auction

The Nathalia Lion's Club Poultry Auction is held the third Saturday of every second month from March to November each year. Come down and see some...

21 Jan 2017
18 Mar 2017
20 May 2017
15 Jul 2017

Produce markets

Echuca Farmers Market

Echuca Farmers Market is an accredited member of the VFMA and held on the first, third and fifth Saturday of each month. Walk through the variety of...

21 Jan 2017

Sports

Cobram Parkrun

Parkrun is a free, timed, five kilometre running/walking event at Thompsons Beach in Cobram, Victoria. Parkrun is in 196 locations in Australia and...

21 Jan 2017
28 Jan 2017
4 Feb 2017
11 Feb 2017

Exhibitions

Echuca Historical Society Museum, Stories of the past

Local History Exhibition Open daily. Regular exhibition of local history photographs and objects. The story of the early settlers of the Murray...

22 Jan 2017
29 Jan 2017
5 Feb 2017
12 Feb 2017

Community

Stock Yard Show

The Stockyard Show is perfect for the entire family or your community group, with plenty to keep everyone entertained. Wayne's show will introduce...

22 Jan 2017

Produce markets

Yarrawonga Farmers Market

Welcome to the Yarrawonga Farmers' Market. Yarrawonga sits on the shores of Lake Mulwala which is part of the Murray River system in North East...

22 Jan 2017
26 Feb 2017
26 Mar 2017
23 Apr 2017

Community

Australia Day Breakfast - Swan Hill

Enjoy a sit-down big country breakfast of sausages, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, fruit juice, tea or coffee while being entertained by keynote speakers and...

26 Jan 2017

Community

Celebrate Australia Day Paddle Side aboard PS Cumberoona

The PS Cumberoona is the only paddle steamer operating between Albury-Wodonga and Yarrawonga-Mulwala, so why not celebrate Australia Day aboard a...

26 - 28 Jan 2017

Markets & vintage

Cobram Lions Log Cabin Market

The Cobram Lions Log Cabin Market is an outdoor market with over 40 stalls raising money for Cobram Lions Club. A huge variety of stalls in the...

28 Jan 2017
25 Feb 2017
25 Mar 2017
29 Apr 2017
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